Clinics

Learn all the skills and techniques to advance in your climbing career or simply get a workout in a new way. These clinics, taught on the U-Rec's 32-foot-tall rock-climbing wall, include everything from beginner skills to more advanced climbing techniques. No matter what your level is, we have a clinic for you.

LEARN TO CLIMB

Don't know how to climb? This clinic teaches you the climbing fundamentals. Within the 2 hour clinic, you will learn some of the most effective climbing techniques and how to stay healthy and safe when climbing. You will recieve instruction from trained PCIA Climbing Wall Instructors during the class.

Minimum age is 18*

Climbing shoes provided

BASIC BELAY

Looking for a way to reach new heights? This is the ideal course for the novice climber. This clinic is designed to teach you how to use ropes and other safety equipment to keep your climbing partner secure while climbing. This two-hour clinic will teach you everything you need to know to pass the belay test, which is required to belay at the U-Rec Indoor Climbing Center. During this course you will learn how to tie a figure-8 follow-through knot and a double fisherman’s knot, and you’ll be taught the standard climbing commands and how to conduct a pre-climb safety check. At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to belay a climber up the climbing wall safely, and then lower the climber back to the ground.

Minimum age is 18.*

All technical gear is provided.

LEAD BELAY & CLIMBING

Are you ready to learn the art of lead climbing? This three-hour clinic will take you through the basics of indoor lead climbing and will teach you to clip quickdraws to ascend the wall, belay a lead climber, and catch a lead fall. Before signing up for this course you should be able to top-rope 5.9 confidently, and you must have the skills to be able to pass a belay test at a local gym.
 

Minimum age is 18.*

We provide all necessary gear and equipment.

ALREADY HAVE BELAY EXPERIENCE?

You can take a quick belay test to demonstrate your competence at belaying if you have previous experience. Stop by the wall and ask the attendant to take the test. Pass the test and you are good for the school year.

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